Bengali singer Roopankar Bagchi apologizes for remarks on ‘Who is KK’, deletes his viral FB post after ‘death threats’ regional news

KOLKATA: Popular Bengali singer Roopankar Bagchi, who was trolled on social media for uploading a video in which he questioned the singing talent of Krishnakumar Kunath (KK), who died in Kolkata late on Tuesday evening, was somewhat of a surprise. Hours earlier, he apologized for his comments on Friday. In a hurriedly called press conference.

Roopankar Bagchi has also deleted Facebook Post targeting kk. In the press conference, Bagchi said that he never thought that he would be subjected to such widespread trolling for a single comment.

“Threat messages have also come on my wife’s mobile. So, I apologize unconditionally to the family members of KK. I have also deleted my video which I have posted on social media. I sincerely wish that May God rest KK in peace. Wherever he is now,” Bagchi said.

He added that his comments were not specifically targeted towards KK, as he had no personal animosity with the deceased singer. Bagchi said, “I had questioned the madness in the city for their concerts. All I wanted to say is that such madness is not seen during shows of Bengali singers who are equally talented.”

He also admitted that he should have taken prior permission from his fellow Bengali singers, whom he described as equal or more talented than KK in the video.

Hours before National Award winning singer-songwriter Bagchi KK passed away, he went live on Facebook and made controversial remarks.

“Kolkata singers are much better than KK. But people of Bengal don’t care for them. They just fascinate Mumbai. But how long will this continue? Now it’s time we stand with Bengal. This KK Who is it? Who is he? People of Kolkata get very excited when KK comes to perform. But they don’t show that much enthusiasm for us,” Bagchi said in the live video.

Soon after he went live and the news of KK’s death became public, Bagchi was heavily criticized and trolled for his comments.

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